Adding a Turnitin Assignment to Blackboard Learn
- From Blackboard Learn, click on any folder where you want to add a Turnitin assignment.
- From the content area, click the Assessments link, then select Turnitin Assignment.
- Enter the assignment Title and Point Value (if points assigned).
- Enter the Start Date when the assigned is available to students in Bb Learn.
- Enter Due Date. There is an additional option to allow submissions after the due date.
- If applicable, enter the Post Date. The Post Date is when students get access to grade comments if you are using GradeMark.
- Click Optional Settings and specify the settings you want for this assignment.
- Click Ok when prompted with the message Turnitin assignment successfully added.
Specifying Optional Settings when Creating Turnitin Assignments
Allow Submissions After the Due Date
If set to yes, students will be able to submit to the assignment after the due date if they have not previously made a submission.
Generate Originality Report for Submissions
If set to Yes, Turnitin will automatically generate an originality report for the student submission. TLP recommends setting this to Yes.
Generate Originality Report for Student Submissions
Exclude bibliographic materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment
Excludes text included in the bibliography, works cited, or references section from being checked for matches when generating originality reports.
Exclude quoted materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment
Excludes text included in quotes from being checked for matches.
Exclude small matches
Excludes matches of insignificant length from being considered when generating an originality report. Options include number of words or percent.
Allow students to see Originality Reports
Select No only if this is a draft assignment. Most instructors choose to have students see the Originality Report.
Reveal grades to students only on post date
This means that if you grade a paper several days before the post date students will have to wait until the post date to see the grade.
Enable anonymous marking?
Allows instructor to select whether to obscure student names in the Assignment Inbox, Originality Report and Grademark until the assignment's post date.
Submit papers to
Selecting standard repository adds the student paper to the Turnitin database of submissions.
The similarity index percentage may decrease if you deselect any of the repositories.
Attach a rubric to this assignment
Accept the default if you do not have a Turnitin rubric you want associated with this assignment.
Enable e-rater® grammar check
Select yes to echeck grammar, spelling, etc., on student papers and display the marks in Grademark.
Would you like to save these options as your defaults for future assignments
Select Yes if you want Turnitin to save your optional settings to your Turnitin account for future assignments.
Accessing a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard Learn
As an instructor, the quickest way to access your existing Turnitin Assignments is to navigate to Course Management > Course Tools > Turnitin Assignments.
Select your Turnitin assignment. This displays the Turnitin Assignment Inbox.
Alternatively, you can always access a Turnitin assignment the same way your students do from your course content area. However, you must click on the Messages option to access the Turnitin Assignment Inbox where you will view student submissions.
Accessing Additional Functionality for Turnitin Assignments
- From the Assignment Inbox, you can click Roster Sync to have Blackboard Learn automatically associate your students with this class / assignment on Turnitin.com (if they are not shown already).
In the example below, there is only one student associated with this class: Student Demo.
- Click the Libraries tab to access the Quickmark and Rubric Managers if you are using these features of Grademark.
- Click the student submission to view the Originality Report or use Grademark to grade the student paper. See Grading a Turnitin Assignment.